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Red Wing Police Respond to Suspicious Object

Monday, August 15 2016 2:30 PM  •   Categorized In Police Department
At approximately 10:49 AM on August 15, 2016, Goodhue County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call from visitors in Levee Park of a suspicious package near one of the park benches along the river. Officers responded and noticed a black plastic box (12”L x 6”w x 14”h) sitting on the ground, beside a park bench. The area was taped off and evacuated. The Minnesota Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management duty officer was notified and request made for the St. Paul Police Department bomb squad to respond. The American Queen was also parked nearby, and contact was made with the …

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Highway 61 (Main Street) Reconstruction Project – Stage 2 Traffic Switch

Wednesday, August 10 2016 2:59 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) would like to inform you that the traffic switch of TH 61 (Main Street) from the current southbound lanes to the newly constructed outside lanes is planned to take place on Thursday, August 11th.  In case of inclement weather, the traffic switch may instead take place on Friday, August 12th.  The switch will place both northbound and southbound TH 61 on the correct sides and within the outside lane of each side only.  This reconfiguration is required in order to close the inside lanes and allow for the completion of the…

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Broad Street Closure at Levee Road - August 9-12, 2016

Monday, August 8 2016 9:20 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
Due to continuing work on the Levee Road reconstruction project, Broad Street will be closed between Levee Road and the Red Wing Depot parking lot beginning at 1:00 AM on Tuesday, August 9th and reopening by 7:00 PM on Friday, August 12th. The Contractor will be working on removing and replacing concrete pavement across the entire width of Broad Street, which will necessitate the closure of Broad Street. A detour will not be posted for Broad Street traffic, but additional signing will be added for truck access to Red Wing Grain during the closure.  Levee Road will be open between Jackson Street and Broa…

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River City Days Premier Summer Festival 2016

Monday, August 1 2016 3:35 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
River City Days is Red Wing's premier summer festival, filled with FREE entertainment, delicious food and fun for all ages! River City Days is brought to you bythe City of Red Wing andthe Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce, many generous sponsors, and wonderful volunteers. General interview https://youtu.be/aFZHWSwmuss August 5th Events https://youtu.be/5X9-wKrHTOI August 6th Events  https://youtu.be/txnlCa5-q0I August 7th Events  https://youtu.be/HMtG3zXtxgE River City Days website http://www.rivercitydays.org/  

Green Wing Energy Challenge

Monday, August 1 2016 2:01 PM  •   Categorized In General Administration
Knock a few projects off your “to do” list and get back to your summer with a Home Energy Squad visit.  This summer, the City of Red Wing and the Green Wing Energy Challenge invites you to join our efforts to make homes and businesses in Red Wing more energy efficient.  Save 50% on a visit scheduled in July or August.  In one visit, the Home Energy Squad helps you achieve instant energy savings by installing high-efficiency products like: CFLs Weather stripping on your exterior doors A programmable thermostat An insulating blanket for your water heater Water-saving showerhea…

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Levee Road and Red Wing Riverfront Trail Dedication

Monday, August 1 2016 10:29 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
A quorum of Red Wing City Council Members may be present at the Levee Road and Red Wing Riverfront Trail Dedication Ceremony on August 5 at 11:30 a.m. at Levee Park.  As part of the ceremony, Mayor Dan Bender, Brian Peterson and Jay Owens will highlight the construction project. Red Wing Chamber staff and ambassadors will do a ribbon cutting and then everyone will be encouraged to join in a community walk on the new trail.

2016 Night to Unite

Thursday, July 21 2016 9:51 AM  •   Categorized In Police Department
Join neighbors across Red Wing on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016, for the Annual Night to Unite in Minnesota, sponsored by the Minnesota Crime Prevention Association, AAA, and local law enforcement agencies. Night to Unite celebrates and strengthens neighborhood and community partnerships. Night to Unite is designed to: Get to know one another in your neighborhood; Build neighborhood involvement by bringing police and communities together; and Bring awareness to crime prevention and local law enforcement efforts! MCPA President John Eastham said, “I invite neighborhoods in every city and county thro…

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High water levels impacting docking location of the Mississippi Queen

Thursday, July 21 2016 8:12 AM  •   Categorized In General Administration
Message from Lynn Nardinger, Deputy Director Public ServicesPublic Works Department - The Queen of the Mississippi paddle boat will be docking at the bulkheads by Bay Point Park instead of Levee Park do to the high water levels. Docking is expected to be around noon on Friday and leaving around 5:30pm and returning Saturday at 10:00 pm and leaving Sunday at noon

East Avenue Closure at 13th Street

Thursday, July 14 2016 3:32 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing would like to inform you that East Avenue will be closed at 13th Street beginning on Monday, July 18th for utility work as a part of the 2016 Street Reconstruction project.  Crews will be replacing and upgrading the watermain on 13th Street from the connection in East Avenue northerly into 13th Street. The closure is expected to last 1-2 days depending on weather conditions and any unexpected site conditions the Contractor may encounter.  The intersection will be reopened by 9:00PM each day that the closure is in effect and will be closed down again beginning at 7:00AM on the f…

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Red Wing Fire Department Responds to a Barn Fire

Sunday, July 10 2016 7:13 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
On July 9th at 5:46am the Red Wing Fire Department received a call reporting a barn on fire in the area of 27005 Lehrbach Road. Firefighter/paramedics were on the scene within 9 minutes of receiving the call and utilized an exterior fire attack to combat the fire. The tin shed full of hay along with a tractor and snow blower was totally engulfed in flames at the fire departments arrival. This fire was a mutual aid fire in the Goodhue Fire Department district. Red Wing Fire Department was providing fire and EMS coverage in Goodhue's district due to their attendance at the funeral of their Fire Chief. Lake City…

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